shutterstock_137506427Eating Disorders and Poor Body Image

Sometimes people can feel bad about themselves and the way they look, and find themselves altering how they eat as a response to this.  Sometimes people try to feel better by controlling what they eat in extreme ways, or they may binge eat and then make themselves sick or perhaps they may use exercise in extreme ways to feel better about themselves and their body

In many cases, these behaviours are symptoms of underlying feelings that the person may not be aware of or that the unhelpful behaviours hide.  Psychotherapy can support increased awareness and understanding of why you are eating and feeling as you are.  It can offer tools for feeling and behaving differently and it can support you to feel fundamentally differently about yourself, so that you don’t need to manage your eating in negative ways.



The Porchlight Practice is located at 122 Highgate, to the right of the main entrance to the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal.  The entrance is within a yard, the blue doors of which face the main road in between the road entrance to the Brewery and the pedestrian entrance (beside the youth hostel).

There is a pay and display car park at the Brewery Arts Centre and there are usually spaces free.

Contact Info and Costs

Contact:  If you would like to know more about psychotherapy or counselling, or wish to book an appointment, please call or text Beren on 0789 169 3158, or email

Costs:  One to one or couples psychotherapy or counselling happens in one hour sessions at a cost of £60 per hour.  Many clients experience relief of presenting symptoms after six to ten sessions.  Professional supervision costs £60 per hour.  Training courses are developed bespoke for clients and costs vary.

The Porchlight Practice reserves a number of sessions each week to be offered at lower cost to those on low incomes.  If you feel this describes your situation then please discuss this at enquiry.